558 TALKS ON <( AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " was part of our evolution and necessary for our development. The man who is selfish now is an anachronism, he is out of d^te, he is clinging to that old custom, when it is very bad and not at all good. Just in the same way the man who is devoting all his energies to picking holes and finding' differences is out of date. He has not realised that he is out of date, that the world has passed beyond that stage, that we ought to be studying synthesis and trying to find the Divine and the good in every- thing, since we ought now to be beginning to develop the Buddhi and not merely the Manas. We, who are Theosophists, are trying to live for to-morrow and not for yesterday—trying to keep a little in advance of the times ; therefore we must not let our- selves be swept away by this great tide of ignorant obscurantism. But, in order to do this, we have constantly to remind ourselves that we must not give way; otherwise the stream will so surround and press upon us that we shall find ourselves doing i as other people do. Therefore the Master is, as ever, right when He says that against these things the disciple must watch ceaselessly.